UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 30, 2013
UNITIL Corporation ( UTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.345 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UTL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 56th quarter that UTL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.74, the dividend yield is 4.35%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UTL was $31.74, representing a -1.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.07 and a 31.42% increase over the 52 week low of $24.15.
UTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). UTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.48. Zacks Investment Research reports UTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.2%, compared to an industry average of -.4%.